By: Steve Dellar | 11-16-2018 | News
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Facebook Fake News - Zuckerberg, Sandberg Deny Soros Conspiracy Claims

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg have both strongly denied the claim that the social media site paid a lobbying firm to write ‘fake news’ articles against Democratic donor Mr George Soros and rival tech firms in order to discredit them.

According to an article in the New York Times this week, Facebook paid a Republican-leaning PR firm to spread rumors about, amongst others, Apple CEO Time Cook and Democratic donor George Soros in order to deflect attention away from them during the ‘Russia’ scandal which claimed that the Kremlin had sought to interfere in the 2016 Presidential Election via social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sheryl Sandberg claims she didn’t know Facebook hired agency behind ‘abhorrent’ anti-Soros campaign <a href=""></a> by <a href="">@jonrussell</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; TechCrunch (@TechCrunch) <a href="">November 16, 2018</a></blockquote>

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COO Sheryl Sandberg immediately denied the allegations and stated: “We absolutely did not pay anyone to create fake news… that they have assured me was not happening. And again, we’re doing a thorough look into what happened, but they have assured me that we were not paying anyone to either write or promote anything that was false. And that’s very important.”

Interviewers from CNBC asked Ms Sandberg what she thought about the demand of Mr George Soros, who is now calling for an independent investigation. Is Facebook considering that?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Mark Zuckerberg claims that he had no idea Facebook had hired a Republican opposition-research firm to attack its critics <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) <a href="">November 16, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Ms Sandberg responded: “Right. We're thinking through what that would look like.”

CNBC then told her that “every time you're presented with a problem and people ask for transparency or an independent investigation Facebook deflects and says : well, we'll look into it."

Related coverage: <a href=""> Facebook Slammed Over Soros Conspiracy Smear Campaign</a>.

The Facebook COO responded: “Well, I don't think that's true. We just released an independent investigation that we had commissioned on Myanmar last week. We have an election commission coming out. We announced today that we're going to have an independent board looking at appeals for content review. We're in the middle of a civil rights audit. We actually have, in progress, many of the things people have asked us to do. That was a big thing. People asked us for an independent investigation. We got the independent investigation done, and we released it last week, so I don't think it's fair to say we don't do that. I think we've taken major steps with transparency and that's really important.”

In other words, the COO was back to her favorite game of deflecting just as the original article blaming her had predicted she would.

Meanwhile, CEO Mr Zuckerberg responded to the allegations during a conference call with investors yesterday, saying: “Look, I learned about this reading in the New York Times yesterday,”

The call, which was supposed to be about Facebook’s new content moderation practices quickly turned sour as reporters pressed the CEO for his answers to the allegations. He stated: “as soon as I learned about this, I talked to our team and we’re no longer working with this firm.”

“The bottom line is the intention was not to attack an individual but to demonstrate that a group that was presenting itself as a grassroots effort was in fact funded by … was not in fact a spontaneous grassroots effort.”

“I have tremendous respect for George Soros.”


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Anonymous No. 42484 2018-11-16 : 18:02


Tab No. 42490 2018-11-16 : 18:51

Lying jews….. what a surprise….. they also lied about their beloved, "holocaust". hitler did NOT gas the goddamned pos jews but i wish he had.

carol cooper No. 42503 2018-11-16 : 22:57

Facebook is like Hillary and Snipes in Fl.

Anonymous No. 42556 2018-11-17 : 14:16

ZUCKerberg owes every user of FACEBOOK and every person peripheraly affected of His Data Betrayal a million dollars as reparations. Yes, a million ……. dollars.

ZUCKerberg wants to censor who uses FACEBOOK —- but says WE cannot censor who comes into Our house?!

Take the locks off his doors. Take those WALLS down from around ZUCKerberg's houses. NEVER allow him to file a "breaking & entering" complaint because ZUCKerberg wants anyone to be able to "break & enter" America.

By the way …..ZUCK thinks he can just "share" our house/Nation …..

he never served in uniform so he should "share" all his money with those who "gave all"or were wounded saving HIS FREEDOM and PROPERTY.

Since ZUCK does not recognize Our property rights to Our country then he relinquishes all property rights to "his" money.

Zuck thinks we have no First Amendment Rights — then ZUCK has no Fourth Amendment Rights — TAKE all of Zuck's money to pay the National Debt.

Time to recognize ZUCKerberg as an enemy of the People and the Nation.


Why hasn't Sheryl Sandberg been fired? She knew and approved everything going on.

Cambridge Analytica had bought data on tens of millions of Facebook users that had been extracted from the social network by an academic named Aleksander Kogan. Kogan did so using a personality quiz app, and claimed at the time that the data would just be used for academic purposes, not for targeting voters with tailored messaging.

ZUCKerberg owes every Victim a million dollars as reparations.


The great & glorious Sandberg is part & parcel of this data betrayal ….. she knew what was going on.

"Not only is Sheryl Sandberg a member of the SPECIAL EXECUTIVE SERVICE and COO of Facebook. So is Marne Levine a member of SES and COO of Instagram. (Being a member the usg "SES" pays 500+K per year, is anonymous–no one knows who they are, and #3, most were appointed by Obama (over 8,000!) and are supposed to UNfireable.).

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